Deal Insight Series:

How do you find out about distressed business opportunities?

In this video of our Deal Insight Series, serial entrepreneur Jonathan Jay talks about searching for distressed businesses opportunities.

For over 20 years, Jonathan has bought and sold companies, restructured groups, bought out competitors and successfully completed private equity deals both buy-side and sell side. In this video mini series he shares his deal insights with us.

The transcript of the interview follows:

How did you find out about distressed business opportunities?

One of the best places to find out about distressed business opportunities is the Business Sale Report and I have been a subscriber to the Business Sale Report for at least a dozen years maybe longer and that’s a great place to find out.

Another way is word of mouth, keeping in touch with insolvency practitioners (IP’s), being in that circle - in that network and quiet often you then hear about deals before they ever come to light. The IP wants to move fast it’s in the best interest of the creditors to move quickly, and some-one who is in a position to move quickly and has a lawyer lined up who understands it and realises that it’s going to be a very simply contract you can’t really negotiate it, you’re buying as seen and you’ve got to move by Friday afternoon, is very, very helpful.

So keeping your ear to the ground and keeping your eye on websites like Business Sale Report so you know exactly what’s happening.


Jonathan Jay is the founder of The Dealmaker’s Academy.

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